Panoramic view of Radda in Chianti
The Tuscan wine town of Radda in Chianti makes a useful stop for refreshments while you're exploring this part of the Chianti Classico wine territory. Among its sights, Radda has quite an interesting town hall, the Palazzo del Podestà, its facade decorated with the coats of arms of worthies of an earlier age. Radda also has a very photogenic fountain of remarkable splendour for such a small town. On the main piazza, you'll find the Church of San Niccolò, a church of Romanesque origins that houses a venerated wooden Crucifix of the 15 C. Other sights include the "Ice House" of the Grand Duke, built at the end of the 19 C to store snow and turn it into ice for cooling purposes. There is a Museum of Sacred Art in the Franciscan Convent of Santa Maria in Prato that displays several works of art from the Chianti region, including a valuable polyptich by Neri di Bicci (1474) depicting the Virgin Mary with Child and Saints. (There several other similar Chianti museums of Sacred Art to be visited in Chianti.)
The fountain at Radda in Chianti
Vacation accommodations at Radda in Chianti
Travel Guide for Visitors to the Chianti Classico Wine Region of Tuscany, Italy.
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